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4-H is the youth development program of the University of Florida and other land-grant universities throughout the United States.  This international program provides children and young adults ages 5 to 18 the opportunity to learn the life skills they need to be productive members of society, responsible citizens, and future leaders.  4-H employs the experiential learning theory which revolves around “learning by doing” to teach these skills. The program ensures that each youth will encounter a safe and inclusive learning environment, led by caring adults, to explore content based on land grant university research and resources.  Some of the strongest and most popular programs here in Highlands County include Shooting Sports, Livestock and Animals, Plant Science, Leadership, and Citizenship.  


Participation shall not be denied on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or political beliefs.  Persons with disabilities should contact the Extension Office at least 10 working days prior to the event so that proper consideration can be given to the request.

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